[OT] News in the valley...

Steve smorrey at gmail.com
Wed Aug 10 17:41:35 MDT 2005


Gary Dusbabek wrote:

>On 8/10/05, Josh Coates <jcoates at archive.org> wrote:
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>>>Truck was carrying 58,000 lbs of explosives.  Crater is 60ft wide by 10 ft
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>>deep.
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>>remember the beirut attack on us marines in 1983?
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>>could this be a new record for the largest non-nuclear explosion?  probably
>>not, but then again, iirc, the beruit explosion was 400lbs of C4 (or chech
>>semtex) and it was estimated to be equiv of 15K-21K of tnt (see below.)
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>Do a google search for +halifax +explosion.  A ship full of explosives
>exploded (several hudred thousand pounds of TNT).  Reports were that
>windows shattered 50 miles away.  And this was in 1917.
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>http://www.halifax.ca/community/explode.html
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>Gary.
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It must still be growing, latest news reports crater is 75ft wide, x 
30ft deep.
If my math is correct thats 7068.5 cu ft of debris anyone care to double 
check the math here?
75*30*pi




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